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Arjen Robben determined to secure second Champions League crown

Bayern Munich attacker Arjen Robben has said that he is focused of making a strong challenge for the Champions League this term as it could end up being the final time he could feature in the elite competition. The Dutchman would be turning 35 during the month of January and this has generated doubts over his Bayern future with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Speaking to, Robben has indicated that the current season may provide his final opportunity of securing a second Champions League crown, he said: “I don’t know whether this could be my last chance to win the Champions League; time will tell. Either way, it is another chance to win it. Our goal is obviously to go as far as possible.
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With Bayern Munich currently in transition plans, the best wing partnership in the history of the game is set to end. The German side has kick-started moves to replace the wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery after many years of meritorious service.

The duo terrorized the defences of the opposition, making darting runs, scoring goals and having assists. They were at the opposite ends of the pitch but they were well coordinated in messing up their markers.
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Bayern’s Robben’s Shoes Will Be Hard To Fill

Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben remains one of the most prolific wingers in the history of the game. ‘Mr. Cut Inside’ has been one of the instrumental players at the German club in the past decade.

He was the hottest winger in the world in a long time despite his career been hampered by injuries. When he paired with his left counterpart Franck Ribery, the result was devastation for any opposing defence. Despite his advanced age, Robben continues to play a critical role at the club. The club’s replacement plans in Diego Costa and Kingsley Coman did a good job but they could not eventually displace the veterans. Read more »


German Bundesliga giant Bayern Munich are in serious talks with Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery as they edge closer to the end of their contract at the club. The club chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that they would be meeting the duo, particularly with the uncertainty over the future.

Robben, 33, and Ribery, 34, would be out of contract in June. While the club would want to retain the experienced wingers, their contributions have been lesser and lesser. However, the club do not have well developed options as well.
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Bayern Munich winger ArjenRobben is set to “give everything” for his national team side in the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.

The perennially injured but highly talented playmaker has promised his all for the Netherlands. The recovering player wants to help the team close the gap with leaders Sweden when they play France and Bulgaria.

Robbenfeatured in Bundesliga games against Bayer Leverkusen as a sub and played more than an hour against Werder Bremen. The 33-year old admits he is not yet 100 percent fit from his calf injury but has to help out in the crucial games.

“I still need some matches. I cannot ask to move this game so I can play for 90 minutes. I’m going to give everything I have in me,” he promised.

On concerns that he has not played one full game since returning from injury, he explained that Carlo Ancelotti wanted to be on the safe side hence substituting him against Werder.

“It was logical that I could not finish a match yet, but it was not that I was completely demolished. I could go further,” he added. Read more »


Dutch winger ArjenRobben has had an illustrious career.

Despite his fitness affecting him, he remains one of the most prominent players in his position in the history of the game. The Bayern Munich star is not sure of remaining in Germany for long as he eyes a return to his native.

The former Chelsea and Real Madrid star wants to return to the Netherlands after his career so he might not commit to further play time at the Allianz Arena, according to reports. He had won various titles in his home country, England, Spain and Germany. On the international stage, he has been exceptional as well.

Mr Cut-inside as he is fondly called is revered for his killer left foot. He cuts from the right wing and buries the ball at the back of the net often. The 33-year old player might call time on his career at the end of this season. He scored 13 goals and created 49 chances last season. While he can still play on, he is inclined to consider a move back home. Read more »


Bayern Munich winger ArjenRobben remains critical of the standard of refereeing in the quarter final fixture against Real Madrid.

The game was an exciting one to see as both top sides competed to make the last four in Europe’s elite competition.

Real went into the match with an advantage after securing a 2-1 finish in Germany the previous week. The German contingent was not at their peak as they had injured stars sidelined. Javi Martinez was red carded before Real went on to win using their advantage.

Bayern came with a strong mentality in the return leg in Spain but Arturo Vidal, who missed a penalty kick in the previous leg, was sent off. Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in alleged offside positions to change the game in its dying minutes. Robben was unhappy with the decisions the referees made as it heavily influenced the game.

“You know in my opinion what I think is it’s a shame that you see such a great game, everyone in the world, neutrals, Madrid fans, Bayern fans, see great match. It was two top teams, a joy to watch. And then a game like that is being decided by crucial decisions by referee. Read more »

Bayern needs to improve

Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben believes that Bayern Munich must improve if they want to win the Champions League.

He said that the teams should not allow themselves to think that they are too strong after beating Arsenal.

For Robben, it was a no-show from the Gunners and that the players should not expect other teams to perform as badly as Arsenal.

He said he was surprised by the manner the team collapse in the first-leg and that he was expecting a tougher test.

Robben said that he does not understand how a team that features players such as Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil could perform so poorly.

He has warned his teammates that they will not be getting an easy game like this in the next round and that they will have to do a lot better if they want to win the trophy. Read more »


Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben revealed to ESPN FC that history does not hold sway against Arsenal in the Champions League.

Bayern have been the better side in the previous encounters against the Gunners, having knocked them out in 2013 and 2014 seasons respectively, and thumped them 5-1 in the 2015 group stage meeting.

After the Monday draws indicate that the pair were drawn together again in the round of 16, Dutch winger, Robben says the German champions will not underrate Arsene Wenger’s men when they meet in February.

“It’s Arsenal, again. We were expecting a new opponent, someone whom we haven’t played against before,” he informed ESPN FC’s Raphael Honigstein. “But got we are paired with Arsenal again.”

“We have happy memories of past meetings but happy memories don’t take you to the next round. They are a very strong team, even stronger than they were last year. They’re doing very well in the Premier League at the moment.”

In all, Arsenal has won just three of their last ten matches against the Bavarians in the Champions League, the last one being the 2-0 triumph in the first leg of the group stage meetings last season while Bayern have won five. However, Robben insists they must not be complacent as the pressure is still very much on.

He emphasized that Bayern has frequently been the victor in their meetings over the last few years but that should give room to slacking against the London firepower. “We always got through to the next round, but maybe this one will be the toughest one so far,” he said.

The pressure will be on both teams since it is imperative for the German team to be at 100 percent performance after the winter break when they face the Gunners while Arsenal must do everything possible to make it to the quarterfinal stage for the first time in many years.

“Our target is always the final. But this draw doesn’t make it easy for either team,” Robben said.

Despite injuries, Robben is interested in signing a contract extension

According to the father of ArjenRobben, the injury riddled player is open and actually hoping to have his contract with the German club extended even though he has been sustaining a string of injuries that has kept him out of action for a significantly long period of time.

Hans is ArjenRobben’s dad and he works as his agent, he has stated that it normally is not a problem for Robben on having his contract extended as the 32 year old player has managed to play a huge role for Bayern Munich in their success of successively winning the Bundesliga title as well as many other pieces of silverware from the past 10 years.

Out of the past 7 seasons, ArjenRobben has missed out of 60% of Bundesliga matches but he has still been able to contribute enormously for the German club even though he has consistently been suffering with injuries by helping to win the previously mentioned pieces of silverware.

Hans stated that Robben is indeed willing to continue performing for Bayern Munich and despite a contract extension being a realistic outcome, this does not ensure that ArjenRobben will indeed get a renewal as the final decision is eventually going to be decided by the club in itself. Read more »